Nestled in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, Uganda is a land of contrasts. Alpine meadows and rich rainforests wrap the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains—the highest range in Africa—while grassy savannas blanket the lowlands.
Watch hippos and elephants bathing in the headwaters of the Nile, track chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in the rolling hills, forge wetlands in search of the elusive shoebill stork, and glimpse a leopard napping in a tree—all in the span of a few days.
But it’s better to plan a longer trip if you can. Once you experience Uganda, you won’t want to leave.